Delaware Teen Charged with Setting Fire at Elementary School

May 19, 2020

Authorities in Delaware have arrested a 14-year-old boy accused of intentionally setting fire to a structure at an elementary school, causing damage estimated at $80,000, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

State Fire Marshal deputies charged the teenager with second-degree arson this week, the agency said in a statement obtained by news outlets. The underage suspect was not identified.

Authorities were called to the Bridgeville elementary school on the evening of April 30 and found a maintenance storage building on fire at the property, according to the office. No injuries were reported.

The boy was also charged with third-degree burglary, second-degree criminal trespassing and criminal mischief, officials said. He was released to a parent pending a bond hearing.

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